Mr Yasin Beceni > BTS & Partners > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

BTS & Partners
ESENTEPE MAH.
23 TEMMUZ SOK. NO:2/1
34394 SISLI/ISTANBUL
Turkey

Work Department

Managing partner.

Position

Mr Yasin Beceni is the managing partner of BTS & Partners. He advises clients on a wide range of commercial transactions, including outsourcing agreements and other procurement arrangements as well as advising generally on contentious, non-contentious and transactional information and communication technologies and intellectual property law issues including information security, investments, privacy, new products and services, digital media, payment services and e-commerce. He also has significant experience on information society issues at a national and European Union level and in advising on ICT market legal risk analysis, product and services deployment and development in Turkish market, engagement strategies with governmental, academic and non-governmental institutions. He advises clients in drafting and negotiating ICT infrastructure and services contracts, joint venture/company agreements as well as agreements relating to acquisition of significant stakes in telecom and IT companies. Mr Yasin Beceni’s clients include multinational audit companies, technology services and outsourcing companies, NGO’s, holding companies, telecommunications companies, financial institutions, software and hardware suppliers and other information society service providers.

Career

Yasin Beceni is the author of numerous papers on information society, intellectual property, regulatory risk assessment, innovation incentives and supports, privacy, e-government, cyber-crimes, electronic signatures, information security, electronic commerce and e-contract, knowledge economy and trade practices issues and speaks regularly on e-business, IT outsourcing, information society, electronic and mobile signatures, information security and contracting issues. He also participates to the activities at a government, private, NGOs and academic levels such as conferences, trainings, conventions, seminars, councils, panels, legislation committees, workshops and strategy studies. Mr. Yasin Beceni is also part-time lecturer at Bilgi University, ICT Law Master’s Program. He gives a lecture titled as’Information and Communications Technology Law Policies, Economic Affects and Practices’ to postgraduate level, LL.M. students of that programme. Publications of note include: Publications of note: Online Intermediaries Case Studies Series: Turkey (eBay Case), The Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers, 2015; Science Park Model Legislation in the light of International Science Park Regulations and Models, prepared for the Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV) and Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSIAD) to submit their joint proposal to Ministry of Trade and Industry, September 2008; National Juridical Network Project (UYAP), Analysis Paper, Çagdas Hukuk – Mountly Law Magazine, 2008; Analyzing E-Invoice Business Models Within EU and Making a Proposal For Turkey’s National E-Invoice Business Model, Opinion Report, prepared for the Turkish Information Technology Services Associations (TUBISAD), Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV) and e-Güven AS to submit their joint proposal to Turkish Revenue Administration Electronic Invoice Working Group, March 2008; Comprehensive Study Of Legal Infrastructure of E-Invoice Systems and Regulations, Opinion Report, prepared for the Turkish Information Technology Services Associations (TUBISAD), Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV) and e-Güven AS to submit their joint proposal to Turkish Revenue Administration Electronic Invoice Working Group, March 2008; Regulatory Impact Assessment – RIA and Usage of Statistical Date within RIA Process, Bilgi Cagi – Mountly Magazine, January 2008; Standardization in ICTs and its reflection to e-Government policy and law system (Study in EU and Turkey perspective), Bilgi Cagi – Mountly Magazine, December 2007.

Languages

English, Turkish.

Memberships

Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV), Chief Legal Counsellor; Turkish Informatics Industry Association (TÜBISAD), Chief Legal Counsellor; Information and Communication Technologies Authority National ccTLD; Information and Communication Technologies Authority National Electronic Signature Coordination Committee Law Working Group; Information Security Association/Founder and Member; Ministry of Trade and Industry Turkish Commercial Code Secondary Legislation Preparation Committees, Vice President; International Bar Association, Technology Law Committee Member; ItechLaw Member.

Education

Marmara University Faculty of Law (LL.B.) (2001); Istanbul Bilgi University Institute of Social Sciences – Economy Law, LL.M. (2005).

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Intellectual property

BTS & Partners provides strategic and regulatory advice to mainly IT and pharmaceuticals companies and handles both copyright and trade marks matters. Yasin Beceni, Tugrul Sevim and Batu Kınıkoğlu head the team. Selin Beceni is another name to note.

Turkey > IT and telecoms

(Hall of Fame)

Yasin BeceniBTS & Partners

BTS & Partners advises clients on the full range of IT and telecoms matters including regulatory issues, consumer and e-commerce law, data protection, compliance, GDPR, employment, fintech projects, banking and finance, and corporate matters. Co-head of team Yasin Beceni is experienced in advising governments, NGOs and academic institutions on IT law. Tuğrul Sevim, who specialises in contracts and litigation, and newly promoted partner Batu Kınıkoğlu, who focuses on data protection and privacy, also co-head the team. Clients include Microsoft, British Telecom, Turkcell, Turkish Airlines and Akbank. Yücel Hamzaoglu left for HAMZAOĞLU & Partners.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

BTS & Partners advises clients on advertising, marketing, e-commerce, consumer law, content regulations, copyright and contentious matters. The team continues to advise Microsoft on the compliance of internet sales, online content regulation, advertising and contentious matters. Other clients include Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram and British American Tobacco. Yasin Beceni heads the team. Zeynep Ünlü was promoted to senior managing counsel. Director Yücel Hamzaoglu left to co-found HAMZAOĞLU & Partners.